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How traditional Inuit knowledge guides research: Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. The Arctic is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world and Arctic indigenous communities are» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Politics

Arctic waters: more concerns from shipping, tourism

It’s called “grey water”. It’s not sewage, but its certainly not clean either. It’s the dirty water resulting from clothes washing, dish washing, showers and sinks. This waste water includes soaps, nutrients, and microplastics. The World Wildlife Federation-Canada has raised» 

Indigenous, Society

Ancient arctic people spun yarn before Vikings

New research has put the lie to a theory that Norse people from Iceland and Greenland taught the ancient Thule and Dorset people in the Canadian Arctic how to spin yarn. New technology to date artefacts shows that the ancestors» 

Society

New highway brings tourists to an isolated hamlet on the Arctic Ocean

Tourism is up in the tiny town of Tuktoyaktuk after a highway was completed in November 2017 linking it with the town of Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. CBC reports that 30 to 50 vehicles are driving the highway each» 

Economy, Environment, International

Arctic melting: more shipping will mean concern for marine life

In the not so distant past the Arctic seas were dangerous, mysterious places that took the lives and the ships of many explorers. Now with climate change, the ice free season is lasting longer and longer and enabling tourist vessels» 

Society

Canadian Coast Guard launches Arctic season

One of seven Canadian coast guard ice breakers, the CCGS Samuel Risley will head for Arctic waters on July 11, 2018 to help resupply the Thule U.S. Air Force base in Greenland. The vessels will do such things as provide» 

Environment, International

 Lost Franklin expedition: Final deal between Canada and U.K.

Specially prepared for their 1845 British expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage, Sir John Franklin, his two ships, and his crew became victims to the Arctic weather. The fate of the expedition and the crew were lost to history» 

Beaver bounty: Invasive species within Canada?

The industrious beaver, the iconic national symbol of Canada. It was the search for beaver pelts that opened up Canada by explorers seeking primarily new areas and sources for the fur to supply a demanding world market, and which in» 

International, Politics

Ottawa extends its air defence identification zone to cover all of Canadian Arctic

In a move that reflects the growing tensions between Russia and the West, Ottawa quietly announced last week that it is extending the Canadian Air Defence Identification Zone (CADIZ) to cover all of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The new CADIZ,» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Ignoring Indigenous women’s traditional knowledge hurts Arctic science, G7 summit hears

Each week, Eye on the Arctic brings you news and views from around the North Indigenous women’s traditional knowledge is too often excluded from scientific research in the North, something that could have serious implications for fully understanding how climate»